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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 64,270 People

    Here's a poem that I wrote just

    now not done tho Smoke disappearing into the night sky, The car silently travels along its way, The future spot of a cross on display; A explosive crash crash-bang and boom-oh my! Shattering glass sirens coming quick pace. Finding a last breath, broken bones near sight...
    SoFarGoneInYou SoFarGoneInYou 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    You know when you work on a project all day

    for your computer to not save your work. 6 hours of it.
    HelpIsHere5 HelpIsHere5 22-25 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 30 Responses Jun 16

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    I say that i don't want to talk about it.

    Actually i do but I'm afraid of your reaction. Im afraid that you'll never see me as an equal again. Im afraid of the pity in your eyes when you realize how screwed up i am
    nevergoodenough98 nevergoodenough98 16-17, F 4 Responses 34 mins ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    So first off. I'm done trying.

    I have an iq of 135, yet I am a b/c student. I'm not racist but I don't see everyone as equals. I hate blacks that don't apply themself same for other races. I hate immigrants. I hate gays. I hate atheist. I hate feminist. The worst part about all this society is excepting them...
    richmckee richmckee 16-17, M 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have won some of the battles,

    but I wonder if I'll ever be capable to win the war. Sometimes, life is just too much... I feel tired.
    Ushuaia Ushuaia 26-30, F 7 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    It's creeping and crawling

    but no one will save you. It's caressing my body my soul my mind poisoned, enslaved, trapped, nowhere to go. I have to see a rainbow, breathe in, then breathe out all the bad things. It's bad to be ambitious. It's my demise for this. I'm forces to be miserable.
    nonichecliche nonichecliche 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    Its that time again .

    Where I wish I could just go to sleep until it was over . Even more than my in ability to get a good nights sleep every night . I try not to dump my problems on others but thank you all for your putting up with me . I tend to just glide through the edges of EP and peek in on...
    ghostintherain ghostintherain 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Things were going well

    but past few days has taken the wind out of my sails. Today I will contact my psychologist and schedule an appointment.
    lemonthyme lemonthyme 31-35, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    It'd be really nice if I could just stay happy

    for more than 10 minutes. If I could do that I'd never ask for anything else. **** my life...damn it!
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I sometimes feel like I being buried 5 foot

    under the ground.... Today's is my grandpas anniversary of his death even tho I have never met him it feels like everything is my fault can someone please talk to me it gets lonely here....
    SoFarGoneInYou SoFarGoneInYou 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Yep another sucky birthday.

    Can I least have one friend who can go out of their way for a friend on a special day :(
    djdwtw17 djdwtw17 26-30, M 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I made my own quote : Life is like a box of

    chocolates, everything eventually melts. How clever and uplifting right? XD
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I haven't felt this way in a really long time

    but tonight I just feel super down :'(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I cant do this anymore!

    I feel so empty and un loved
    BabyGirlAtHeart BabyGirlAtHeart 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I thought my friends were my friends,

    I thought that they liked me, I did everything to make them happy, obviously not, can't believe they would go behind my back and talk about me like that, I just wanna die, never been so upset :'(
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Once you start cutting it’s hard to quit.

    I mean sure I can stop for awhile, but i’ll always go back. No matter how many compliments you give me, my mind doesn’t agree. It’s just that people’s minds see differently.
    pushingupdaisies pushingupdaisies 18-21, F 7 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I'm not a fuking role model,

    my girl friend is going through some stuff with one of her friends being bi and my gf is depressed and im just here trying to be strong which is hard with constant thoughts about(go look at my last post) everything looks like it's caving in on me. My education, my family, my...
    richmckee richmckee 16-17, M 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    After a few weeks of trying to happy,

    my mind takes over and starts to ruin my life again, welcome back depression, I've missed you ;'(
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I could kill myself easily.

    Multiple guns around the house, keys on the counter. I could drive to the desert and blow my brains out. Sometimes I even feel like that's my only option. What's keeping me alive, you ask? Cowardice, pure and simple. It's governed my life, and it continues to govern it. I'm...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    well. i'm single i dont really have any real

    friends and my family barely talks to me .. i have people that i talk to online. but that doesn't really mean much to me and usually i am the one who talks to them on first hand and sometimes it takes a very long time for them to answer me and sometimes i don't get any answer at...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not sure if people fill this part out,

    but here goes anyway... Unfortunately, my depression is something I'm ashamed of. Because of that, I hid it for years and got into drugs. When I was 18, I finally told my mom I wanted to die and I needed help. Since then, I've been on multiple anti-depressants and the most...
    Westw30 Westw30 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i need to find more songs like this.

    just beautiful. i really enjoy cello's aswell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0k7OFU5hZA
    Zack607 Zack607 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    So it's been about a week

    since I've felt like this.... And I must say, I didn't miss this feeling at all...
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Try as I may, I can not smile today.

    That usually means bad news is down the way.
    TheBayouGirl TheBayouGirl 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    When I get bored I write raps/poetry off the

    top of my head.. Enjoy Yeah, here I go With the dark and twisted flow Lost in this life He goes to grab his knife Carefully thinks about his next action He just needs a distraction To avoid injury Brought upon thee Like he was performing surgery To tame his insanity While...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect.

    Guys, I know I have a long way to go in coming to terms with my problems. But I promise you it gets better, it has to get better. The end isn't here if you're still suffering. I promise you the end will be happy, it just has to be. It can never end like this... there must be...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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